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Minimum wage

Teachers

Posted by someonerandom on 2007-01-08 04:35:33

Just for the record, teachers and "lower-level" government workers make well under whatever minimum wage is set at, after including all the after school papers and test preparations and whatnot. It can easily be as low paying as two dollars an hour for a teacher, considering all the time they put into their jobs (and their OWN money to help the students!!) Teachers don't do it for the money--they do it because somebody has to, and they happen to enjoy it!

Posted by Borat Sagdiyev - Republic of Kazakhstan on 2007-01-11 15:42:46

Teachers do it for all the students they can molest

is bonus

or is gift with purchase?

Posted by The Dude! on 2007-01-12 18:23:21

great poll!!

there should be a law passed that every time senators recieve a pay raise the minimum should preportionally be raised as well. Also, when government employees recieve a cola (cost of living adjustment) as a result from inflation, the minimum wage should benefit in the same fashion.

Posted by boterfofy on 2007-01-17 20:56:24

Bulloney!!! Teachers do not make less than minimum wage.

Lets assume $30,000 alot less than many teachers make, but around the national average for first year teachers. divided by a 36 week school year is about $800 per week. With the minimum wage being $5.25 per hour a teacher would have to work approx. 160 hours per week for that to figure out to min. wage. I find it imporpable that teachers are working 160 of a possible 168 hours in a week, and these are the mostly poorly compensated teachers. The national average for teacher salaries in 2001 was $44,000, these teachers would have to work nearly 240 hours a week. I absolutely agree with you that teachers need to be given pay raises, they make to little for the important work that they do, but it is not necessary to make up "facts" to support this argument.

Posted by Mr_Snuffalluffagus on 2007-01-22 18:49:24

This begs to be commented upon.

Also, when government employees recieve a cola (cost of living adjustment) as a result from inflation, the minimum wage should benefit in the same fashion.

Now, let's see what this will do.......if every time government employees get a COLA, the minimum wage should benefit....ie be raised......since most poll takers believe that prices will increase with a raise in the minimum wage, then this would cause inflation to to rival that of the late 70's......think about it......if you happen to be working in a minimum wage job......I would hope you are doing things to make sure you don't stay there for the rest of your life......